Fauci: Americans wearing masks in 2022 is "possible"

Americans wearing face masks in 2022 is “possible,” NIAID director Anthony Fauci told CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday.

Why it matters: Wearing masks will likely be part of our new normal for longer than we think, even as vaccinations ramp up across the U.S. The CDC advises that you should still wear a mask, avoid crowds and wash your hands often after receiving two doses of a coronavirus vaccine.

What he’s saying: Even though long-term mask-wearing is a possibility, Fauci said he expects the U.S. to regain “a significant degree of normality” as we enter the fall and winter this year.